Jeff Cronn Leads Family Business Exit Strategy Session hosted by OSU

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeff Cronn led an exit strategy session for family business owners at the April 12 “Family Business 360” seminar, hosted by the Austin Family Business Program of Oregon State University. Jeff stressed the importance of family…
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Blerina Kotori Leads Discussion on Workplace Implicit Bias and Sexual Harassment

Tonkon Torp employment law partner Blerina Kotori led a discussion for the Women's Center for Leadership (WCL) on implicit bias and workplace sexual harassment. Blerina identified when inappropriate behavior crosses the line into unlawful conduct…
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Tonkon Talk Digs into Initial Coin Offerings

At the April 4 Tonkon Talk, business attorney Tyler Harkness and special guest Scott Bigelow led a discussion on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology.
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Tonkon Talk Unpacks Oregon Benefit Companies

At the March 7 Tonkon Talk, Tonkon Torp business attorneys Jeff Cronn and Adam Adkin hosted a discussion on Oregon Benefit Companies. They discussed the ins and outs of organizing and operating as a Benefit Company, and used examples of Oregon…
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Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne Speak at OSB Annual Litigation Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorneys Gwen Griffith and Caroline Harris Crowne were invited to speak on a panel at the Oregon State Bar’s 25th Annual Litigation Institute & Retreat Meeting held on March 16. Their session was focused on pro bono service opportunities…
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Jackson Lewis Speaks to Nonprofit Board Members about Legal Responsibilities

On February 7, Tonkon Torp attorney Jackson Lewis delivered a presentation on the legal responsibilities of nonprofit board members for the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) Art of Leadership program.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 27th Annual CEJ Awards Luncheon

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the 27th Annual Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) Awards Luncheon on February 26. Darcy Norville led Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with nine other Tonkon Torp attorneys. The CEJ seeks to…
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Tonkon Talk Covers the State of Bioscience in Oregon

At the February 7 Tonkon Talk, the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Practice Group hosted special guests Jennifer Fox and Denise McCarty for a discussion on the state of bioscience and digital health in Oregon.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 PILP Auction

Tonkon Torp was a Secret Garden sponsor at the February 17 Lewis & Clark Law School 27th Annual Public Interest Law Project (PILP) Auction. Alex Tinker led Tonkon's involvement with the auction. He attended the event along with his fellow Lewis…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors 2018 OHBA Award Dinner

Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the annual Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) Award Dinner on February 16. Michael Willes and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee organized Tonkon's involvement with the dinner. Michael attended along with James…
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Immigration Group Presents at Reed College

On February 12, Turid Owren, Melina LaMorticella, and Erika Robles Jones gave a presentation at Reed College to an audience of international students. The presentation reviewed U.S. employment options for the students' post-graduation and covered H…
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors JBN's 2018 Day of Hope

Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the Jewish Business Network's (JBN) 2018 "A Day of Hope." The Day of Hope is the JBN's annual fundraiser for local underprivileged families and the children of the Good Family Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine.
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Tonkon Torp Sponsors Elevating Impact Event at PSU

Tonkon Torp and its Entrepreneurial Services Group was a sponsor at Portland State University's February 9 Elevating Impact Summit for entrepreneurs. Brenda Meltebeke led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The Elevating Impact Summit brings…
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Gwendolyn Griffith Presents at Association for Financial Professionals Luncheon

On January 17, Gwendolyn Griffith, Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Taxation Practice Group and Executive Director of the Oregon Facilities Authority, was a featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Association for Financial Professionals. Her…
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Michael Mangan Leads Property Tax Discussion for Westside Property Owners

In December, Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Mangan, gave a joint presentation with Multnomah County Assessor Mike Vaughn to the Westside Neighbors for Tax Reform on property tax issues. He helped the gathering of residential property owners – who are…
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M&A Attorneys Share Expertise at TAO Leadership Exchange

Tonkon Torp attorneys Tom Palmer and David Forman served as table leaders at a recent M&A leadership exchange event hosted by the Technology Association of Oregon/ACC-Oregon. The round-table forum was designed for CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels of…
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Gwen Griffith Presents at 2017 Northwest Federal Tax Conference

Gwendolyn Griffith, chair of Tonkon Torp's Taxation Practice Group, was a featured speaker at the annual Northwest Federal Tax Conference of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Her presentation focused on recent federal tax cases and…
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Kimberlee Stafford Covers Retail Leasing for Women Lawyers

Tonkon Torp attorney Kimberlee Stafford recently delivered a presentation covering key issues in retail leasing to a gathering of women lawyers. She covered key issues that landlords and tenants should monitor, tenant improvements, considerations for…
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December Tonkon Talk Gives Startups the Gift of Resources

At the December 6 Tonkon Talk, attorney Brenda Meltebeke hosted a discussion for startup companies along with special guests Maggie Finnerty of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and Jon Maroney of Oregon Angel Fund. The trio outlined the bounty of…
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Tonkon Sponsors Annual Queen's Bench Luncheon

Tonkon Torp sponsored the December 12 Queen's Bench holiday luncheon honoring Oregon's women judges. Several Tonkon attorneys attended the annual event, which celebrates women in the judiciary.
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